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11 Awesome Things To Do In Melbourne This Weekend

By Jack Colquhoun - 25 Apr 2019


Struggling to get back to work after the Easter long weekend? Don’t stress—there’s another four-day workweek in the cards. So rejoice at the sheer amount of public holidays Melbourne is graced with each year and continue the celebrations on for another week.

From ANZAC Day Football to Mother’s Day Markets, we’ve found the cities best events to highlight this weekend. As always, we’ve done the searching, now you do the planning.

All Weekend

The Food Truck Festival

The Food Truck Park brings its hugely popular Food Truck Festival to the shores of the Yarra for another year. It’ll be the best place to find Melbourne’s best food trucks as well as some delicious beverages and unreal entertainment—prepare your body and come hungry for this one.

What: The Food Truck Festival
Where: Birrarung Marr
When: April 24 - April 28, 5 pm - 10 pm
For more info, click

The Jungle Collective Mega Indoor Plant Warehouse Sale

Back again for more interior glamour goodness, The Jungle Collective will provide you with endless options to style your interior with that perfect touch of flora. Plus you get $5 off your purchase if you come in some jungle-themed garments, so definitely time to rock those leopard-print pants hiding in your closet.

What: The Jungle Collective - Mega Indoor Plant Warehouse Sale
Where: 10balcombe, 10 Balcombe Road, Mentone
When: Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 April, 8 am - 4 pm
For more info, click

Thursday 25 April

ANZAC Day Dawn Service

Join in the many thousands that gather at the Shrine of Remembrance to commemorate those fallen, served and currently serving in the Australian and New Zealand armed forces. It will be a powerful morning of remembrance while showcasing a true Australian spirit. Be sure to make ample time to arrive, as it may be quite busy.

What: ANZAC Day Dawn Service
Where: Shrine of Remembrance, Birwood Avenue
When: Thursday 25 April, 5:30 - 6 am
For more info, click


The hotly anticipated game of the regular season will leave the majority of Melbourne glued to the TV or safely planted in the grandstands of the MCG as Essendon take on Collingwood. With the weather expected to be in fine form, it’ll be a perfect day for some footy.

What: Anzac Day AFL
Where: MCG, Brunton Ave, Richmond
When: Thursday 25 April, 3:20 pm
For more info, click

Friday 26 April

Neon Playground

Experience Melbourne Zoo after dark as it's transformed bursting with light projections, interactive performance, art installations, food and drink, and more. Neon Playground is a brand new event celebrating wildlife conservation whilst showcasing some of the best local light and visual artists and designers.

What: Neon Playground
Where: Melbourne Zoo, 
Elliott Ave, Parkville 
When: 12 - 27 April, 5:30 - 9:30 pm

For more info, click here.

Saturday 27 April

Espresso Yourself

There's no such thing as too much coffee, right? Espresso Yourself will take place in The Ascot Lot’s massive beer garden and will be surrounded by some of the best food trucks in Melbourne. With five different espresso martinis available on the day, you’ll be spoilt for choice. So grab the gang and off you go.

What: Espresso Yourself
When: Saturday 27 April
Where: The Ascot Lot, 448-466 Mt Alexander Road, Ascot Vale
For more info, click

Brooklyn 99 Trivia

Sadly, Jake Peralta won’t be officiating the evening but get ready for a night full of laughs and terrible one-liners. Get your Gina to grab your team a ticket and make sure to bring all your friends—even the Scully and Hitchcock of your group, because they’re people too.

What: Brooklyn 99 Trivia
Where: La Di Da, 202 King Street
When: Saturday 27 April, 6 - 8 pm
For more info, click

Sunday 28 April

The Collective Hustle - Mother’s Day Market

Don’t worry, this Sunday isn’t Mothers Day yet—it put us in a bit of a frenzy for a moment, too. The Mother's Day Design Market is an indoor Melbourne market that will showcase local makers, artists and designers. Discover new and established stalls featuring fashion, homewares, jewellery, health as well as lifestyle products and accessories. It's the perfect occasion to find that perfect gift for our dearest Mothers before their big day.

What: The Collective Hustle - Mother’s Day Market
Where: Coburg Town Hall, 90 Bell Street, Coburg
When: Sunday 28 April, 10 am - 3 pm
For more info, click

Boho Luxe Vegan Market

Running in conjunction with the Boho Mama Market, the Boho Luxe market will showcase amazing vegan exhibitors.  Featuring vegan food, yoga wear, ethical fashion accessories and some vegan skincare, it’s your one-stop shop for all things vegan. In addition to the vegan market, enjoy glamping displays and chat to industry experts about planning your next glamping escape.

What: Boho Luxe Vegan Market
Where: Deakin Edge, Federation Square
When: Sunday, 28 April, 10 am - 4 pm
For more info, click

Boho Mama - Mothers Day Market

Come along and see the work of some of Melbourne's most talented jewellers, fashion designers, illustrators, artists and makers and shakers. Enjoy cool tunes, great food with vegan options and browse the most beautiful market stalls in Melbourne.

What: Boho Mama - Mothers Day Market
Where: Federation Square, Melbourne
When: Sunday, 28 April, 10 am - 4 pm
For more info, click

For The Diary

The Other Art Fair

Presented by the world's leading online art gallery, Saatchi Art, over 100 artists will be on show for one of their biggest exhibitions yet. Make sure to grab a ticket to what has been labelled as an exhibition that creates a unique visitor experience worldwide.

What: The Other Art Fair
Where: The Facility Melbourne
When: 2 - 5 May
For more info, click

If you're looking for more things to do this Easter long weekend in Melbourne, head over here.
Image credit: Unsplash

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